Elk Grove's first directly elected mayor will take his place at the front of the Elk Grove City Council dais Wednesday night.
Gary Davis, a city council member first elected in 2006, was elected mayor by a wide margain last month.
When he's sworn in Wednesday night, he'll be the first directly elected mayor in Elk Grove's history; voters decided in 2010 that they would like to choose mayors and have them serve two-year terms.
Also being sworn in will be outgoing Mayor Jim Cooper and Council Member Steve Detrick; both ran for reelection unopposed.
Wednesday's meeting will be the last for City Council Member Sophia Scherman; she and Cooper are the sole two original city council members. She'll be recognized at the meeting.
A full press release from the city follows:
Elk Grove City Council Swearing-In Ceremony Set for Dec. 12
Elk Grove, CA – Elk Grove’s first directly-elected mayor Gary Davis and Elk Grove City Council members are taking the oath of office on Dec. 12 to mark the start of new terms.
A swearing-in ceremony will be held at the regular City Council meeting next Wednesday for Mayor-elect Gary Davis and incumbent Council members Jim Cooper and Steven Detrick. Outgoing Council member Sophia Scherman will be formally recognized for 12 years of service on the Elk Grove City Council.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the new City Council will select the vice mayor for the 2013 calendar year. A brief reception will follow the ceremony.
Swearing-in ceremony of members of the Elk Grove City Council, followed by a brief reception
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Elk Grove Council Chambers
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
The public is encouraged to attend